THE SAGA OF SOLO I lost one of the best friends I’ve ever had in the world, today. Well, I didn’t really ‘lose’ him – he went to join The Great Herd. Let me tell you a little about him……maybe you’ll understand. I met Solo a whole bunch of years ago. Probably about 14? I … More JIM GATH: THE SAGA OF SOLO 6/12/18
It’s about the smell of pine oil in the shed row as you walk in your barn, and hearing your horses whinny for you, knowing they are going to get a great meal. It’s about grabbing a halter off its hook on the stall door and grabbing a shank and putting halter on a horse and walking him … More Ralph Nester: Horseracing is about the Backside…Keep the Glamour!
The year was 1970…I was putting a stable together; friends were sending me horses. I was scouting on my own and getting advice from other trainers. First, I went to Mrs. Samuel duPont at Hextonia Stables in Georgetown, Maryland on the Sassafras River. My brother Howard and I looked at this one filly who was sired by Map Maker, a … More Ralph Nester – 1970 Early Training Days
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